An early look at 2017

During these apparently quiet off-season periods, it’s easy to lose sight of how much work is being done behind the scenes at baseball information sites. Little more than a week after my shoulder surgery – and despite battling some lingering hand numbness – I’ve been busy working on The BABS Project ebook and laying the foundation for 2017 content here on this site.

So, to keep you engaged,...

Ron Shandler


is considered one of the pioneers in the baseball analysis and fantasy baseball industry.

Beginning in 1986, Ron was the first to develop sabermetric applications for fantasy play. His Baseball Forecaster annual celebrates its 30th anniversary edition in 2016 and the ground-breaking website he founded - - celebrates 20 years online. Also:

Columnist, (2007, 2015- ), USA Today (2008-2014)

21 Top Three finishes in national experts leagues since 1997, including 6 titles

Advisor, St. Louis Cardinals (2004)

FSTA Lifetime Achievement Award

FSWA Hall of Fame



Recent Articles

AUG 16, 2015: Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve (27) waits in the batting circle in the ninth inning against the Detroit Tigers. Houston Astros defeated Detroit Tigers 6-5 in Houston.

The Need for Speed

In the upcoming edition of the Baseball Forecaster, you will read about the ever-changing shifts in the statistical landscape. By now, it's common knowledge that home runs left ballparks at historic rates last year, and stolen bases took the opposite path. If you were to assume that these...

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XFL Draft Results

The 15th annual Xperts Fantasy League (XFL) draft took place in Scottsdale, AZ on Friday November 4. The XFL is the fantasy baseball industry's only keeper league, although it has been described as a keeper-dynasty hybrid.

The 15-team mixed league drafts 40-man rosters, with the 23 players auctioned...

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October 28, 2014: Kansas City Royals third baseman Mike Moustakas (8) hits a home run during the World Series game 6 between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  The Royals shut out the Giants 10-0 to tie the series at 3 games each.

First Pitch Arizona Preview: Why BABS?

On Saturday, November 5, I will be making a presentation about BABS at First Pitch Arizona. It will be a 45-minute look at what BABS is, why we need it, some 2016 successes and an early look at 2017. Here is an excerpt from the “why we need it” section. 


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Oakland Athletics left fielder Khris Davis (2) makinf=g a catch for the out in the sixth inning during an MLB baseball game between the between the Houston Astros and the Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park, Tuesday, July 5, 2016, in Houston. ( Juan DeLeon/Icon Sportswire )

My Keeper List Decision

Last week I asked for your help! My decision appears below.

I have a keeper list due this Friday, October 21 in advance of the November 4 XFL draft and am still on the fence for my last few picks.

This is a great exercise for all of...

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Final 2016 BABS Ratings

Even with the massive in shift in the balance between power and speed this season, Mike Trout and Clayton Kershaw still ended up atop the BABS rankings. Planetary alignment is a good thing. Those two are this era's no-brainers, but the rest of the 2016 final rankings reveals a wealth...

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